June 2018 Sew Sampler Box Reveal

June is the second month of my adventure into quilting subscription boxes. I have been really happy so far with Fat Quarter Shop’s Sew Sampler Box subscription. I feel like I have been getting a really good deal for the amount of money I have been investing into it. 

Last month’s box was worth twice what I paid. I found myself using the Alphabitties in a lot of the small projects I sewed this month. I also used the Aurifil thread for the first time when I made my youngest one a teacher gift for the last day of school. This is stuff I wouldn’t have spent money on, either telling myself I really didn’t need it (the Alphabitties), or not being able to justify the expense.

I am still trying to figure out what to use the Jolly Bar fabric on. I want to use it on something for my Etsy shop, just not sure what. Anyone have any ideas? And of course, the ruler has been one of my favorites to use. I love how it doesn’t slide on fabric like my other rulers do. 

So you can imagine how excited I was when I realised that time of the month was quickly approaching!

So let’s dig into it!

  1. Barn Block Recipe #3: The third of the barn blocks recipes came in. They are nice, but I will be honest, they are going to the bottom of my “To Be Sewn” pile of patterns. They look like they will make a gorgeous black, gray and white quilt. Retail: $4.98
  2. Vintage Holiday Charm Packs:  two charm packs (5″ square fabric and 42 pieces each) from the Vintage Holiday line made by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics. There is lots of sparkle and holiday cheer in this line with silver accents in the holiday prints. I can’t wait to make something amazing out of this! Retail: $19.96

3. Cupcake Mix Recipe #4: This recipe pad has 44 sheets that make 4 1.5″ finished half square triangles and four 1.5″ finished squares. Two of these assembled recipe cards will make one 6″ finished block. For use with any charm square packs or 5″ square fabrics. This Cupcake Recipe Pad has three different block layouts. Retail: $6.24

4. Winterville Enamel Pin: A cute little enamel pin inspired by the Wintervile Quilt designed by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms. I don’t collect enamel pins. I find I lose them far too easily in everyday use. 

Anyone else use or collect them? How do you use them? What do you do with them? Retail: $9.94

5. Clearview Artbin Case: a see through storage case that measures 5 1/4″ square and 1 7/8″ deep, perfect for holding up to 3 charm packs. Trust me, it’s all you can put in it, I tried. 🙂

It is a perfect size to also use to hold your presser feet and bobbins. Retail: $4.49

 

If you get the Sew Sampler Box, what did you think of this month’s box? Love it? Hate it? Lukewarm?

I can definitely see me using most of this. I think the enamel pin is the only thing that may gather dust this month.

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